Published Jul 08, 2009The long wait is over and the music world will be getting a lot weirder, as the Melvins remix album will finally be unleashed this fall.
The record features 15 strange noise/avant-garde/experimental interpretations of songs written by the San Francisco-via-Seattle grunge rock purveyors. According to L.A. Weekly's West Coast Sound blog; it will finally be released on Ipecac Records on September 29 and come bearing the title Chicken Switch.
The remix album, which has been talked about as far back as 2006, features Boredoms' Eye Yamatsuka, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, Merzbow, Matmos and ex-Get Hustle member David Scott Stone, who Melvins drummer Dale Crover once said was their "Brian Eno," as well as ten other artists doing Melvins tunes.
But wait, no Björk /Mike Patton team-up doing a Gluey Porch Treatments medley entirely with their voices? Come on guys!
The full tracklisting is as follows:
1. "Washmachine Sk8tronics" - Eye Yamatsuka
2. "Emperor Twaddle Remix" - Christoph Heemann
3. "She Chokes Her Dying Breath and Does It In My Face" - V/VM
4. "AAHHH..." - John Duncan
5. "Linkshänder" - Matmos
6. "EggNog Trilogy i)She's Ivanhoe ii)Cancer iii)Inebriated" - Lee Ranaldo
7. "SNOW REM REM IBVZ" - Merzbow
8. "Prick Concrete/Revolution M" - David Scott Stone
9. "Queen (Electroclash Remix)" - Panacea
10. "The Silky Apple Butter of Youth" - Sunroof!
11. "4th Floor Helicopter" - Kawabata Makoto
12. "disp_tx_skel_mach_murx" - Farmersmanual
13. "Overgoat" - Void Manes
14. "Over from Under the Dog, Girl & Boy Treatment" - RLW
15. "Hard Revenge Milly Bloody Battle VS. The Melvins Ozmatized Gore Police (Feat: Cardopusher of the Five Deadly Venoms)" - Speedranch